GDP’s Director Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong chaired the meeting, and GDP’s Deputy Directors, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, Lieutenant General Do Can and Lieutenant General Le Hien Van also attended the event.

Sr. Lt. Gen. Luong Cuong addresses the meeting

Over the past six months, the Office of the GDP thoroughly grasped and followed higher levels’ resolutions and instructions, gave timely advice to senior commanders, and directed units across the army to comprehensively implement Party and political work.

Speaking at the ceremony, General Cuong acknowledged and praised the efforts and achievements of the GDP’s relevant units in performing their tasks. He said that the units have actively grasped all situations, provided timely and good advice to higher authorities and renewed training methods.

He also applauded military press agencies for their efforts in performing their missions. He hailed the role of the military press in disseminating information to fight the “peaceful evolution” strategy and sabotage activities of hostile forces and to prevent the phenomena of “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” inside the force.

Regarding the tasks in the remaining months of this year, General Cuong noted that the units should continue focusing on implementing higher levels’ instructions and resolutions, improving the quality and effectiveness of political and ideological education.

At the meeting of the General Staff

* The same day, the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army held a similar conference to review results of the task performance of its units in the first half of this year and map out plans for the remaining six months under the chair of its Chief, Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang.

Addressing the conference, General Giang suggested several key tasks for the remaining time of 2018 and towards the coming years, including issues related to the protection of national seas and islands, and defense external affairs. He also urged units to well collaborate with ministries and sectors to build a firm whole-people’s defense posture, maintain high combat readiness, and practice tactical exercises.

In conclusion, General Giang also required relevant agencies to boost the progress of on-going projects, ensure the good quality of weapons and equipment and the force’s regularity while continuously improving the quality of training for troops.

The General Staff also reviewed its Party work in the first six months of 2018 under the chair of its Deputy Chief and Secretary of the Party Committee of the General Staff, Senior Lieutenant General Pham Ngoc Minh on the same day’s afternoon.

The General Department of Techniques, Military Region 5, and Army Corps 4 held similar meetings to review the implementation of its missions in the first half of this year and map out plans for the remaining time of the year on July 3-4.

Translated by Trung Thanh